DE69931560T2 - Audio-visual reproduction system - Google Patents

Audio-visual reproduction system

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DE69931560T2
DE69931560T2 DE69931560T DE69931560T DE69931560T2 DE 69931560 T2 DE69931560 T2 DE 69931560T2 DE 69931560 T DE69931560 T DE 69931560T DE 69931560 T DE69931560 T DE 69931560T DE 69931560 T2 DE69931560 T2 DE 69931560T2
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Description

  • Die vorliegende Erfindung betrifft ein digitales, intelligentes System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe, das durch Zahlung von Gebühren freigegeben wird. The present invention relates to a digital, intelligent system for the audiovisual display, which is released by payment of fees.
  • Aus der von der Anmelderin eingereichten internationalen Patentanmeldung WO 96/12257 ist ein digitales, intelligentes System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe bekannt, das in der Folge beschrieben wird. From filed by the applicant international patent application WO 96/12257 a digital, intelligent system for the audio-visual reproduction is known, which is described below. Dieses System, das auch als Jukebox oder Musikautomat bezeichnet wird, wird gewöhnlich in einem Freizeitraum, beispielsweise in einer Bar, aufgestellt. This system, which is also known as jukebox or jukebox is usually installed in a recreational space, such as in a bar. Der Manager der Bar, der das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe an einen Operator vermietet, hat über einen berührungsempfindlichen Bildschirm oder Berührungsschirm und eine graphische Schnittstelle oder Benutzerführung Zugriff zu Funktionen zur Einstellung der physikalischen Parameter. The manager of the bar, let the system for the audiovisual display to an operator, has a touch-sensitive screen or touch screen and a graphical user interface or guide access to functions for setting the physical parameters. Dieser Bildschirm und diese Schnittstelle ermöglichen es ihm, über ein Verteilungsnetz für audiovisuelle Daten und einen zentralen Server eine Musikauswahl zu bestellen, die durch einen zentralen Server der Fernladezentrale in das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe ferngeladen wird. This screen and this interface enable him to order a selection of music via a distribution network for audiovisual data and a central server that is remotely loaded by a central server of the remote loading center in the system for audiovisual playback. Der Operator hat ebenfalls Zugriff auf Funktionen zur Konfiguration des Wiedergabesystems und kann ebenfalls eine fernladbare Musikauswahl bestellen. The operator also has access to functions for configuration of the reproduction system and can also order a fernladbare music selection. Die Kunden wählen die Lieder an dem Berührungsschirm, der der graphischen Schnittstelle zugeordnet ist. Customers select the songs on the touch screen that is associated with the graphical interface. Obwohl dieses System die Ton- und Bildwiedergabe betreffend sehr leistungsfähig ist, erfordert es eine bestimmte Begabung, die physikalischen Parameter einzustellen, wobei sich der Operator häufig verlagern bzw. an einen anderen Ort begeben muss. Although this system the sound and picture playback regarding highly efficient, it requires a certain talent, adjust the physical parameters, the operator move frequently or shall move to another location. Zudem werden nicht alle Fähigkeiten des Systems ausgenutzt. In addition, all capabilities of the system are not exploited.
  • Die Patente WO 96/15512 und WO 96/12258 beschreiben weitere Ausführungen des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe. The patents WO 96/15512 and WO 96/12258 describe other embodiments of the system for audiovisual playback.
  • Die vorliegende Erfindung hat daher die Aufgabe, die Nachteile des Standes der Technik zu beseitigen, indem sie ein System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe vorschlägt, das zahlreiche Funktionen bereitstellt, die insbesondere das Steigern der Interaktivität zwischen dem System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe und den verschiedenartigen Anwendern sowie das Vereinfachen seiner Benutzung ermöglicht. The present invention therefore has the object to eliminate the drawbacks of the prior art by proposing a system for the audiovisual display that provides various functions, in particular, increasing the interactivity between the system for the audio-visual reproduction and the various users, and allows you to simplify its use.
  • Als erstes Ziel schlägt die vorliegende Erfindung eine Funktion zum Steuern der Lautstärke des von den Lautsprechern erzeugten Tons vor. As a first object, the present invention provides a function of controlling the volume of the sound produced by the speakers.
  • Dieses Ziel wird dadurch erreicht, dass das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe mit einer Zentraleinheit, die eine Tonsteuereinheit steuert, und einem Telekommunikationsmodem, das mit einem Verteilungsnetz verbunden ist, das durch einen zentralen Server über ein Multitasking-Betriebssystem gesteuert wird, das um eine Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek aufgebaut ist, dadurch gekennzeichnet ist, dass es eine Funktion umfasst, die auf die Tonsteuerschaltung einwirkt, um eine Lautstärkekopplung zwischen unterschiedlichen Verwendungszonen von Lautsprechern des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe zu schaffen, wobei auf diese Funktion durch eine Steuerungsbetriebsart des Multitasking-Betriebssystems zugegriffen werden kann, wobei die Kopplung ermöglicht, bei einer Veränderung der Lautstärke einer Zone die Verhältnisse zwischen den verschiedenen Lautstärkepegeln jeder Zone beizubehalten. This object is achieved in that the system for the audio-visual reproduction with a central unit which controls a sound control unit, and a telecommunication modem that is controlled by a central server via a multi-tasking operating system that is connected to a distribution network, which is a tool - and service library is constructed, characterized in that it comprises a function acting on the sound control circuit in order to create a volume coupling between different usage zones of the loudspeakers of the system for the audiovisual reproduction, this function through a control mode of multitasking -Betriebssystems can be accessed, wherein the coupling enables the ratios between the various volume levels of each zone maintained at a change in the volume of a zone.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal ist der von den Lautsprechern erzeugte Lautstärkepegel über eine Steuerungsbetriebsart der Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek in Abhängigkeit von der Tageszeit programmierbar. According to a further feature of the volume level produced by the speaker via a control mode of the library of tools and services, depending on the time of day can be programmed.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal sind die Steuerungsparameter der Lautstärke über eine Anforderung, die von dem zentralen Server zu dem Telekommunikationsmodem des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe geschickt wird, fernladbar. According to another feature, the control parameters of the volume using a request that is sent from the central server to the telecommunication modem of the audio-visual reproduction system for, fernladbar.
  • Als zweites Ziel schlägt die vorliegende Erfindung vor, die Arbeit des Operators zu erleichtern. As a secondary objective, the present invention proposes to facilitate the work of the operator.
  • Dieses zweite Ziel wird dadurch erreicht, dass das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe, das eine Zentraleinheit umfasst, die Anzeigemittel, einen Berührungsschirm, Speichermittel und ein Telekommunikationsmodem, das mit ei nem durch einen zentralen Server gesteuerten Verteilungsnetz verbunden ist, über ein Multitasking-Betriebssystem steuert, das eine Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek umfasst, dadurch gekennzeichnet ist, dass das Betriebssystem des Wiedergabesystems zu dem zentralen Server automatisch eine Anforderung sendet, die das Fernladen wenigstens eines bestimmten Liedes anfordert, wobei jedes Lied in Abhängigkeit von den Antworten auf einen Fragebogen, der in einer Datei der Speichermittel des Systems gespeichert ist, bestimmt wird, um durch die Anzeigemittel zu einer geeigneten Zeit angezeigt zu werden und auf den die Anwender über Einwirkungen auf den Berührungsschirm antworten. This second object is achieved in that the system for the audiovisual reproduction, comprising a central unit, display means, a touch screen, storage means and a telecommunication modem connected to ei nem controlled by a central server distribution network controlled by a multitasking operating system comprising a tool and service library is characterized in that the operating system of the reproducing system sends to the central server automatically a request requesting the downloading of at least one particular song, each song in response to the answers to a questionnaire, which is stored in a file of the storage means of the system is determined to be displayed by the display means at an appropriate time and respond to the users about actions on the touch screen.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal laden das Wiedergabesystem oder der Operator von fern eine Liste von Liedern über das Informationsverteilungsnetz in den zentralen Server, wobei der zentrale Server dann in die Speichermittel eines bestimmten Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe über dasselbe Verteilungsnetz die Lieder der Liste, die von dem Operator erstellt worden ist, fernlädt. According to a further feature of loading the reproducing system or the operator of remote a list of songs from the information distribution network in the central server, the central server then into the storage means a particular system for the audio-visual reproduction via the same distribution network, the songs from the list of the operator has been created, far from inviting.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal wird ein Befehl an wenigstens ein bestimmtes Wiedergabesystem über eine von dem zentralen Server in das Wiedergabesystem ferngeladene Datei gesendet, wobei dieser Befehl von dem Wiedergabesystem gespeichert und ausgewertet wird, um zu einem oder mehreren bestimmten Zeitpunkten ein oder mehrere bestimmte Lieder zu verteilen. According to a further feature, a command is sent at least a given reproduction system via a remote-loaded from the central server in the reproducing system file, this command is stored by the reproduction system and evaluated in order to be distributed to one or more certain points in time one or more particular songs ,
  • Als drittes Ziel schlägt die vorliegende Erfindung vor, eine Interaktivität zwischen dem Anwender und dem System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe zu schaffen. As a third object the present invention proposes to provide interactivity between the user and the system for the audio-visual reproduction.
  • Dieses dritte Ziel wird dadurch erreicht, dass das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe, das eine Zentraleinheit umfasst, die Anzeigemittel, einen Berührungsschirm, Speichermittel und ein Telekommunikationsmodem über ein Multitasking-Betriebssystem steuert, das eine Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek umfasst, dadurch gekennzeichnet ist, dass wenigstens ein Bild oder eine Animation, das bzw. die wenigstens eine künstlerische Veranstaltung beschreibt, die in die Nähe des Ortes kommt, an dem das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe implementiert ist, im Voraus in eine Datei des Wiedergabesystems ferngeladen wird, dessen Betriebssystem in bestimmten regelmäßigen Intervallen oder nach der Ausführung einer musikalischen Auswahl eines Werkes des Künstlers, der an der künstlerischen Veranstaltung teilnimmt, das Lesen dieser Datei auslöst, damit die Anzeigemittel des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe dazu verwendet werden, das Bild oder die Bilder und/oder die Animation(e This third object is achieved in that the system for the audiovisual reproduction, comprising a central processing unit, the display means, controls a touch screen, storage means and a telecommunication modem via a multi-tasking operating system that includes a tool and service library is characterized that at least one image or animation, the or at least describes an artistic event, which occurs in the vicinity of the place where the system is implemented for the audio-visual reproduction, is remotely loaded in advance in a file of the reproduction system, the operating system triggers in certain regular intervals or after the execution of a musical selection of a work of the artist who participates in the artistic event, reading this file so that the display means of the system are used for the audio-visual playback to the image or images and / or the animation (e n), die in der Datei gespeichert sind, zu verteilen. distribute n) stored in the file.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal zeigen die Anzeigemittel einen Bildschirm an, der den Anwendern des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe ermöglicht, über die Telekommunikationsmittel die Zugangsrechte, die den über die Anzeigemittel verteilten künstlerischen Veranstaltungen entsprechen, zu steuern, wobei die Bezahlung dieser Zugangsrechte über Zahlungsmittel des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe erfolgt. According to another feature, the display means display a screen that enables users of the system for the audio-visual reproduction to control via the telecommunication means, the access rights corresponding to the distributed via the display means artistic events, wherein the payment of those access rights on payment means of the system done for audiovisual playback.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal umfasst das Wiedergabesystem Druckmittel, die ermöglichen, die Zugangsrechte, die den verteilten künstlerischen Veranstaltungen entsprechen, auszugeben, oder Mittel, die die auf den Anzeigemitteln vorhandenen Zugangsrechte auf einem elektronischen tragbaren Gegenstand verwirklichen. According to another feature includes the reproducing system pressure medium, which enable the access rights corresponding to the artistic events divided output, or means embodying the present on the display means access rights to an electronic portable object.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal ermöglichen die Anzeigemittel für einen Bildschirm über eine Datei des Betriebssystems des Wiedergabesystems die Anzeige eines Bildschirms auf den Anzeigemitteln, der eine Nachricht enthält, die den Anwender einlädt, auf eine Reihe von Fragen durch Berühren des Berührungsschirms zu antworten, wobei die Antworten auf die Fragen anschließend in einer Datei gespeichert werden, die in den Speichermitteln gespeichert ist, um sie später zu ihrer Auswertung in die Fernladezentrale zu senden. In another feature, the display means allowing the display of a screen on the display means that contains a message that invites the user to answer a series of questions by touching the touch screen for a screen over a file of the operating system of the playback system, the answers then be saved to the questions in a file that is stored in the memory means in order to later send them to their evaluation in the remote charging station.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal wird die Anzeige der Reihe von Fragen ausgelöst, nachdem ein bestimmtes Lied ausgewählt worden ist, oder in Abhängigkeit von der Anzahl der Auswahlvorgänge, die der Anwender vorgenommen hat. In another feature, the display of the number of questions is raised after a particular song has been selected, or depending on the number of selections that has made the user.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal sind die Informationen, die jedes Bild und/oder jede Animation betreffen, in einer Datei gespeichert, die in die Speichermittel des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe über eine von dem zentralen Server geschickte Anforderung fernladbar ist. According to another feature, the information concerning each image and / or animation, each stored in a file that is fernladbar in the memory means of the system for the audio-visual reproduction via a sent from the central server request.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal werden die Anzeigemittel des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe, nachdem eine bestimmte Anzahl von gebührenpflichtigen Musikauswahlvorgängen vorgenommen worden sind, dazu verwendet, eine interaktive Öffentlichkeit anzuzeigen, die in eine Datei in den Speichermitteln eingetragen ist und durch ein Spiel gebildet wird, das dem Anwender ermöglicht, entweder eine Musikauswahl zu gewinnen oder auf einen in die Speichermittel des Systems eingetragenen Fragebogen zu antworten, wobei die Antworten auf den Fragebogen anschließend zu dem zentralen Server ferngeladen werden, oder aber freie Plätze bei einem Ereignis zu erhalten. According to another feature, the display means of the system for audiovisual playback after a certain number have been made of chargeable music selections, used to display an interactive public that is registered in a file in the storage means and is formed by a game enables the user either to win a musical selection, or to respond to a registered in the memory means of the system questionnaire, the replies to the questionnaire then be remotely uploaded to the central server, or else to get free seats at an event.
  • Ein viertes Ziel der Erfindung ist es, eine Flexibilität der Verwendung für einen Operator vorzuschlagen. A fourth object of the invention is to provide a flexibility of use for an operator.
  • Dieses vierte Ziel wird dadurch erreicht, dass das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe, das eine Zentraleinheit umfasst, die Anzeigemittel und Speichermittel über ein Betriebssystem steuert, das eine Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek enthält, dadurch gekennzeichnet ist, dass der Operator Zugriff auf ein Modul der Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek hat, das ermöglicht, an den Manager des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe eine bestimmte Anzahl von Krediten auszugeben, wobei ein Kredit der für die Auswahl eines Liedes notwendigen Gebühr entspricht, wobei die Anzahl der Kredite in einer Datei in den Speichermitteln gespeichert ist, wobei diese Datei jedes Mal aktualisiert wird, wenn der Manager einen Kredit nutzt, und jedes Mal, wenn der Operator wenigstens einen Kredit ausgibt. This fourth object is achieved in that the system for the audiovisual reproduction, comprising a central unit, display means and memory means controlled by an operating system that includes a tool and service library is characterized in that the operator access to a module the tools and services library has that allows to issue the manager of the system for the audiovisual display a certain number of credits with a credit necessary for the selection of a song fee corresponds with the number of loans in a file in is stored the storage means, wherein this file is updated each time the manager uses a credit and, when the operator outputs each time at least one credit.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal sind die von dem Operator ausgegebenen Kredite in einem bestimmten Zeitbereich über ein Programmmodul nutzbar, das einen bestimmten Bildschirm für die Auswahl von Zeitbereichen der Nutzung der Kredite des Vorrats anzeigt. According to a further feature, the output from the credit operator in a certain time range on a program module can be used that indicates a specific screen for selecting time periods of use of the credit of the reservoir.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal ist die Nutzung des Kreditvorrats ausschließlich dem Manager über einen vertraulichen Code vorbehalten, der vor der Validierung jedes Kreditvorgangs aus dem Vorrat angefordert wird. In another feature, the use of the credit pool is reserved exclusively for the manager about a confidential code that is required from the supply before validation of each credit operation.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal ist die Nutzung des Kreditvorrats ausschließlich dem Anwender über einen vertraulichen Code vorbehalten ist, der vor der Validierung jeder Nutzung eines Kredits des Vorrats angefordert wird. According to a further feature is the use of the credit pool exclusively the user is subject to a confidential code requested before the validation of each use of a credit of the reservoir.
  • Gemäß einem weiteren Merkmal kann der Operator den Bereich von Werten, in denen der Manager die physikalischen Parameter des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe modifizieren kann, begrenzen. According to another feature, the operator can the range of values ​​in which the manager can modify the physical parameters of the system for the audio-visual reproduction limit.
  • Weitere Merkmale und Vorteile der vorliegenden Erfindung werden deutlicher beim Lesen der folgenden Beschreibung, die in Gegenüberstellung mit der beigefügten Zeichnung erstellt worden ist, worin: Other features and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent upon reading the following description, which has been created in juxtaposition with the accompanying drawings, in which:
  • 1 1 ein elektrisches Schema eines Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe des Standes der Technik zeigt, das mit den Merkmalen der Erfindung vereinbar ist. shows an electrical schematic of a system for the audio-visual reproduction of the prior art, which is compatible with the characteristics of the invention.
  • Vor dem Beginn der eigentlichen Beschreibung ist es zweckmäßig, eine bestimmte Anzahl von Begriffen zu definieren. Before beginning the actual description, it is convenient to define a number of terms. Erstens wird der Begriff "Operator" in der Beschreibung verwendet, um eine Person oder eine Firma zu beschreiben, die die Installation und die Wartung des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe versieht. First, the term "operator" is used in the description to describe a person or a company that provides the installation and maintenance of the system for audiovisual playback. Der Begriff "Manager" wird verwendet, um eine Person oder eine Firma zu beschreiben, die das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe im Allgemeinen an einen Operator vermietet und das System zu lukrativen Zwecken verwendet. The term "manager" is used to describe a person or a company that rents the Audio-visual reproduction in general to an operator and the system used for profit-making purposes. Schließlich wird der Begriff "Anwender" verwendet, um eine beliebige Person zu beschreiben, die das durch einen Manager vermietete Wiedergabesystem zu Vergnügungszwecken verwendet. Finally, the term "user" is used to describe any person who uses the rented by a manager playback system for pleasure purposes.
  • Das für die Anwendung der Merkmale der Erfindung verwendete Wiedergabesystem ist beispielsweise in der von der Anmelderin eingereichten internationalen Patentanmeldung WO 96/12257 beschrieben. The reproducing system used for the application of the features of the invention is described for example in the filed by the applicant international patent application WO 96/12257.
  • Vorzugsweise, jedoch in nicht einschränkender Weise, verwendet das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe Hardwareelemente, die nachstehend aufgezählt werden und auf die Bezug genommen wird. Preferably, but are not limited to, the system used for audio-visual reproduction hardware elements that are enumerated below and is incorporated by reference.
  • Die Zentraleinheit ( The central processing unit ( 1 1 ) mit Mikroprozessor ist ein PC-kompatibles Hochleistungssystem, wobei bei der Ausführung die Wahl auf ein Intel-System gefallen ist, das wenigstens Speichermittel und die folgenden Merkmale besitzt: ) With microprocessor is a PC-compatible high-speed system, the choice fell on an Intel system in the execution of which has at least storage means and the following features:
    • – Kompatibilität mit dem Vesa Local Bus, - compatibility with the VESA Local Bus,
    • – Cache-Speicher des Prozessors: 256 kB, - cache memory of the processor: 256 kB,
    • – Arbeitspeicher: RAM mit 32 MB, - Memory: RAM 32 MB
    • – serielle und parallele Hochleistungsschnittstellen, - serial and parallel high-performance interfaces,
    • – SVGA-Graphikadapter mit Mikroprozessor. - SVGA graphics adapter with microprocessor.
    • – SCSU2-Buscontroller, - SCSU2 bus controller,
    • – selbstgespeister statischer RAM-Arbeitsspeicher. - self-powered static RAM memory.
  • Jede andere Zentraleinheit, die äquivalente oder höhere Leistungen besitzt, könnte in der Erfindung verwendet werden. Any other central unit, which has equivalent or higher power could be used in the invention.
  • Diese Zentraleinheit steuert und managt eine Tonsteuerschaltung ( This central unit controls and manages a sound control circuit ( 5 5 ), eine Telekommunikations-Steuerschaltung ( (), A telecommunication control circuit 4 4 ), eine Eingangssteuerschaltung ( (), An input control circuit 3 3 ), eine Steuerschaltung ( (), A control circuit 2 2 ) für den Massenspeicher und eine Steuerschaltung ( ) (For the mass memory and a control circuit 6 6 ) für die Anzeigemittel. ) For the display means. Die Anzeigemittel sind insbesondere aus einem hochauflösenden, strahlungsarmen SVGA-Videomonitor ( The display means in particular (from a high-resolution, low-radiation SVGA video monitor 62 62 ) mit Flachbildschirm, der nicht im Zeilensprungverfahren arbeitet, dh einem Monitor, der für die Wiedergabe von graphischen Bildern (beispielsweise von Albumumschlägen der Musikauswahl) oder Videoclips verwendet wird, gebildet. ) Flat screen which does not operate in interlace, that is, a monitor which is (for the reproduction of graphic images used, for example, from the album of the music selection envelopes) or video clips formed.
  • Speichermodule ( Memory modules ( 21 21 ), die ebenfalls Teil der Speichermittel sind und SCSI-Festplatten mit einer hohen Geschwindigkeit und einer hohen Kapazität verwenden, sind den bereits in der Mikroprozessorvorrichtung vorhandenen Speichermitteln zugeordnet. use), which are also part of the storage means and SCSI disks with a high speed and a high capacity, associated with the already present in the microprocessor device memory means. Diese Module dienen zur Speicherung von audiovisuellen Informationen. These modules are used to store audio-visual information.
  • Um die Verbindung mit einem Informationsverteilungsnetz, das durch einen zentralen Server gesteuert wird, zu erlauben, ist ein Telekommunikationsmodem-Adapter ( In order to allow the connection with an information distribution system, which is controlled by a central server, a telecommunications modem adapter ( 41 41 ) mit einer hohen Geschwindigkeit von 28,8 kbps integriert. ) Integrated with a high speed of 28.8 kbps.
  • Für die Wiedergabe der Toninformationen der Musikauswahl umfasst das System Lautsprecher ( For playback of the sound information of the music selection, the system includes speakers ( 54 54 ), die das Signal eines Tunerverstärkers ( ), Which (the signal of a tuner amplifier 53 53 ) empfangen, der mit der elektronischen Schaltung ( received), the (with the electronic circuit 5 5 ) des Typs Musiksynthesizer verbunden ist, die dazu vorgesehen ist, eine große Anzahl von Eingabequellen zu unterstützen und dabei eine Ausgabe zu liefern, die CD-(Kompakt-Disk)-Qualität aufweist, wie etwa die Audio-Multimedia-Adapterkarte mit Mikroprozessor. ) Of the type music synthesizer is connected, which is intended to support a large number of input sources and to provide an output having high quality CD (compact disk) such as the audio multimedia adapter card with microprocessor.
  • Eine belüftete, thermisch geregelte 240-Watt-Versorgung liefert dem System die Energie. A ventilated, thermally controlled 240-watt power supply provides the system with the energy. Diese Versorgung ist gegen Überströme und Überschwingungen geschützt. This supply is protected against over currents and vibrations.
  • Das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe managt indirekt über seine Eingangscontrollerschaltung ( The Audio-visual playback manages indirectly (through its input controller circuit 3 3 ) einen Berührungsschirm ( ) A touch screen ( 33 33 ), der eine Verkleidungsplatte für die Glasscheibe enthält, die die "Oberflächenwellen-Hochtechnologie" verwendet, sowie einen AT-Buscontroller. ) Which includes a shroud plate for the glass pane, which uses the "surface wave high technology", as well as an AT-bus controller. Dieser Berührungsschirm ermöglicht das Anzeigen von verschiedenen Auswahlinformationen, die von den Kunden verwendet werden, sowie von Steuer- und Managementkontrollinformationen, die von dem Manager oder dem Eigentümer des Systems verwendet werden, auf dem Videomonitor ( This touch screen allows you to view various selection information used by the customer, as well as control and management control information used by the manager or the owner of the system (on the video monitor 62 62 ) oder dem Bildschirm eines Fernsehgerätes ( ), Or the screen of a television ( 61 61 ). ). Er wird auch in Kombination mit einer externen Tastatur ( He is (also in combination with an external keyboard 34 34 ), die mit dem System verbunden werden kann, das dazu einen Tastaturverbinder besitzen kann, der über die Schnittstellenschaltung ( ) Which can be connected to the system, which can to have a keyboard connector (via the interface circuit 3 3 ) durch ein Schloss mit Schlüssel ( ) (By a lock and key 32 32 ) kontrolliert werden kann, zu Wartungszwecken verwendet. ) Can be controlled, is used for maintenance purposes.
  • Die Eingangsschaltung ( The input circuit ( 3 3 ) verbindet außerdem eine Fernbedienungseinheit ( ) Also connects a remote control unit ( 31 31 ) mit dem System, die beispielsweise durch Folgendes gebildet ist: ) With the system, which is formed for example by the following:
    • – eine Infrarotsender-Fernbedienung, die 15 Steuertasten für das System mit Mikroprozessor und 8 Steuertasten für die Projektions- oder Wiedergabevorrichtung besitzt, - an infrared transmitter remote control 15 has cursor keys for the system with a microprocessor and 8 control keys for the projection or reproducing apparatus,
    • – einen Infrarotempfänger mit Adapter. - an infrared receiver with adapter.
  • Mit der Eingangsschnittstellenschaltung ( (With the input interface circuit 3 3 ) ist außerdem eine Gebührenzahlvorrichtung ( ) Is also a fee payment means ( 35 35 ) verbunden. ) connected. Es ist auch möglich, irgendeine andere Vorrichtung, die dem Empfang irgendeiner Zahlungsweise durch Geldstücke, Scheine, Münzen oder Jetons, Chip-Magnetkarten oder eine Kombination von Zahlungsmitteln ermöglicht, zu verwenden. It is also possible to use any other device that allows reception of any payment by coins, bills, coins or tokens, chip magnetic card, or a combination of means of payment to use.
  • Um das System unterzubringen, ist ferner ein Rahmen oder ein Gehäuse aus Stahl mit kundenspezifisch anpassbarem äußerem Zubehör vorgesehen. To the system accommodate a frame or casing of steel is further provided with a custom adaptable external accessories.
  • Neben diesen Elementen ist ein kabelloses Mikrophon ( Besides these elements a wireless microphone ( 55 55 ) mit dem Toncontroller ( ) (With the audio controller 5 5 ) verbunden, wodurch der Letztere in ein leistungsstarkes System von Ankündigungen und Information, die für die Öffentlichkeit bestimmt sind, oder in eine Karaoke-Maschine verwandelt werden kann. ), Whereby the latter can be transformed into a powerful system of announcements and information intended for the public, or in a karaoke machine. Von dem System kann ebenso ein kabelloses Lautsprechersystem verwendet werden. Of the system, a wireless speaker system can also be used.
  • Die Fernsteuereinheit ( The remote control unit ( 31 31 ) ermöglicht dem Manager beispielsweise hinter der Bar den Zugriff auf verschiedene Befehle und das Kontrollieren verschiedener Befehle wie etwa: ) Allows the manager, for example, behind the bar to access different commands and controlling various commands such as:
    • – den Befehl zum Anschalten/Abschalten des Mikrophons, - the command to turn on / off the microphone,
    • – den Befehl zum Dämpfen der Lautsprecher, - the order to damp the speaker,
    • – den Befehl zum Steuern der Lautstärke, - the command to control the volume,
    • – den Befehl zum Annullieren der Musikauswahl, während diese angehört wird. - the order to cancel the selection of music as it is heard.
  • Die Betriebssoftware des Systems ist um eine Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek ausgearbeitet, die sehr stark auf den audiovisuellen Bereich eines Multimedia-Universums ausgerichtet ist. The operating software of the system is developed to a tools and services library that is very much focused on the audiovisual sector of a multimedia universe. Diese Bibliothek enthält vorteilhafterweise ein leistungsfähiges Multitasking-Betriebssystem, das wirksam die gleichzeitig Ausführung von mehreren Codefragmenten zulässt. This library contains advantageously a powerful multitasking operating system which allows effectively simultaneously executing a plurality of code fragments. Diese Betriebssoftware ermöglicht somit das gleichzeitige Ausführen von Operationen, die auf den Anzeigemitteln und den Tonwiedergabemitteln ausgeführt werden, in geordneter Weise unter Vermeidung jeglichen Konflikts sowie das Management von Telekommunikationsverbindungen über das Verteilungsnetz. thus these operating software enables simultaneous execution of operations that are performed on the display means and the audio playback means, in an orderly manner, avoiding any conflict and the management of telecommunications connections via the distribution network. Ferner bietet diese Software eine große Flexibilität. Furthermore, this software offers great flexibility.
  • Die digitalisierten und komprimierten audiovisuellen Daten sind in den Speichermitteln ( The digitized and compressed audiovisual data (in the memory means 21 21 ) gespeichert. ) saved.
  • Jede Auswahl ist in zwei digitalen Formaten verfügbar: mit HiFi-Qualität oder mit CD-Qualität. Each selection is available in two digital formats: with hi-fi quality or CD quality.
  • Es ist wichtig anzumerken, dass, obwohl alle später beschriebenen Module scheinbar in sequentieller Weise verwendet werden, die spezifischen Aufgaben oder Tasks dieser Module in einer Umgebung, die das Multitasking-Betriebssystem verwendet, gleichzeitig ausgeführt werden. It is important to note that although all of the modules described below are used apparently in a sequential manner, may be executed concurrently the specific tasks or tasks of these modules in an environment that uses the multitasking operating system.
  • Das erste mit SSM bezeichnete Modul ist das Modul zum Starten des Systems. The first labeled SSM module is the module to boot the system. Dieses Modul stellt nur einen einzigen Dienst bereit. This module provides a single service. Folglich übernimmt es automatisch, sobald das System eingeschaltet ist. Consequently, it automatically takes over when the system is turned on. Wenn das System mit einer korrekten Registriernummer gestartet wird, gelangt es direkt in den Modus oder die Betriebsart "in Betrieb" des mit RMM bezeichneten Moduls. When the system is started with a correct registration number, it arrives directly to the mode or the operating mode "in operation" of the module designated by RMM.
  • Das Modul REG ist das Modul für den Registriermodus, das dann, wenn es das erste Mal aktiviert wird oder eine Zulassung einer neuen Registrierung erforderlich ist, seine Software-Seriennummer angibt und verlangt, dass der Anwender Angaben zu seinem Aufenthaltsort wie etwa den Namen der Einrichtung, die Adresse und die Telephonnummer eingibt. The REG module is the module for the registration mode, which, when it is activated for the first time or admission of a new registration is required, indicates its software serial number and requires that the user information on his whereabouts, such as the name of the facility , enter the address and telephone number.
  • Das Modul RMM ist das Modul für den Modus "in Betrieb", der dem Betriebsmodus entspricht, in den das System geht, sobald seine Registriernummer validiert ist. The RMM module is the module for the mode "in operation" that corresponds to the operating mode in which the system is once its registration number is validated. In diesem Modus ist das System bereit, jede Anforderung zu bearbeiten, die durch verschiedene vordefinierte Ereignisse ausgelöst werden können wie beispielsweise: In this mode, the system is ready to handle any request which can be triggered by various predefined events such as:
    • – Kunden, die den Bildschirm berühren; - Customers touch the screen; wenn ein Kunde oder ein Anwender den Bildschirm berührt, überträgt das System die Kontrolle über die Sitzung von der ersten Ebene an das Modul CBSM für den Auswahl- und Kundenerforschungsmodus, if a customer or a user touches the screen, the system transfers control of the session from the first level to the module CBSM for the selection and customer research mode,
    • – Anforderungen zum Aufrufen des Servers des Telekommunikationsnetzes; - Requirements to enter the telecommunications network of the server; wenn das System eine Schleife auf der Telephonleitung erfasst, sendet es eine asynchrone Hintergrundprozedur: den Telekommunikationsdienstemodus des Moduls TSM, when the system detects a loop on the telephone line, it sends an asynchronous background procedure: the telecommunications services mode of the module TSM,
    • – Anforderungen, die das Sperrschloss ( - requirements that (the locking block 32 32 ) betreffen; ) affect; wenn der Manager das Sperrschloss dreht, gibt das System die Kontrolle seiner Sitzung von der ersten Ebene an das Modul SMM für den Managementmodus, if the manager rotates the locking block, the system returns control to its session from the first level to the module SMM for the management mode,
    • – der Empfang eines Fernbedienungsbefehls; - the reception of a remote control command; wenn ein Befehl empfangen wird, wird er von dem Modul SMM für Systembefehle in einer Hintergrundsitzung bearbeitet, während die Sitzung der ersten Ebene für weitere Interventionen verfügbar bleibt, when a command is received, it is processed by the module SMM for system commands in a background session, during the session the first plane for further interventions remains available,
    • – das Eintreten des Ablaufs einer Verweilzeit; - the occurrence of the expiration of a dwell time; wenn einer der verschiedenen Zeitgeber aktiviert wird, wird zur Behandlung die Kontrolle vorübergehend an das Modul IRM für Inaktivitätsroutinen gegeben. if one of the various timer is activated, for the treatment, control is temporarily added to the module for IRM inactivity routines.
  • Das System bleibt in dem Modus "in Betrieb", bis eines der soeben beschriebenen Ereignisse eintritt. The system remains in the mode "in operation" until one of the events just described occurs.
  • Das Modul IRM ist das Modul für Inaktivitätsroutinen. The IRM module is the module for inactivity routines. Dieses Modul enthält Routinen, die vorgegebene Funktionen ausüben wie etwa die Anzeige des Umschlags eines Albums, das Senden von Teilen von in dem System vorhandenen Musikstücken, die Wiedergabe von vollständigen Auswahlen zu internen verkaufsfördernden Zwecken, von Audiowiedergaben zu externen verkaufsfördernden Zwecken, von verkaufsfördernden gesprochenen Ankündigungen von neuen Musikauswahlen und den Rückgriff auf eine Hilfsquelle, die aufgerufen werden kann, wenn das System inaktiv ist und sobald eine vorgegebene, jedoch einstellbare Zeitperiode, die einer Verweilzeit entspricht, abgelaufen ist. This module contains routines which perform predetermined functions, such as the display of the cover of an album, the sending of portions of existing in the system musical pieces, playback of full ranges for internal promotional purposes of audio representations to external promotional purposes of promotional spoken announcements has expired of new music selections and the use of a resource that can be accessed when the system is inactive and when a predefined but adjustable time period corresponding to a residence.
  • Das Modul SMM ist das Systemsteuermodul. The SMM module is the system control module. Dieses Modul ermöglicht das Ausüben von Funktionen, die dem System befehlen, eine von einer Infrarot-Fernbedienungsvorrichtung verlangte Eingabe anzunehmen, wobei diese Funktionen sofort behandelt werden, ohne dass der Prozess, der gerade abläuft, angehalten wird. This module allows the exertion of functions which command the system to accept a request made by an infrared remote control device input, wherein these functions are handled immediately, without the process that runs straight, is stopped. Es ist eine sehr große Anzahl von solchen Funktionen möglich, wovon nur einige in nicht einschränkender Weise nachstehend aufgelistet sind: It is a very large number of such functions is possible, of which only a few are listed below but not limited to:
    • – Regelung der Lautstärke der abgespielten Auswahl, - To adjust the volume of the played selection,
    • – Regelung der Lautstärke der abgespielten Hilfsquelle, - To adjust the volume of the played auxiliary source
    • – Befehl zum Anschalten/Abschalten des Mikrophons, - command to turn on / off the microphone,
    • – Regelung der Lautstärke des Mikrophons, - To adjust the volume of the microphone,
    • – Regelung des Abgleichs (der Balance) zwischen dem rechten und dem linken Kanal, - regulation of the balance (the balance) between the right and the left channel,
    • – Steuerung des Pegels der tiefen Frequenzen, - controlling the level of low frequencies,
    • – Steuerung des Pegels der hohen Frequenzen, - controlling the level of the high frequencies,
    • – Befehl zum Annullieren oder Überspringen des Bereichs einer Musikauswahl, - command to cancel or skip the range of a music selection,
    • – Befehl für Panoramaeffekte, Vergrößern und Verkleinern (Zoom), - command panoramic effects, zoom in and out (zoom)
    • – Auslösen eines Rücksetzens des Softwareprogramms auf null. - triggering a reset of the software program to zero.
  • Das Modul MMM ist das Managementmodusmodul. The MMM module is the management mode module. Dieses Modul wird angestoßen, wenn das Sperrschloss durch den Manager gedreht wird. This module is triggered when the locking block is rotated by the manager. Die gewöhnliche Anzeige des Bildschirms wird durch eine für das Management der Systeme spezifische Anzeige ersetzt. The usual display of the screen is replaced by a specific to the management of the systems display. Mit dieser neuen Anzeige ist der Manager in der Lage, alle Einstellungen, die mit der Fernbedienung vorgenommen werden können, zu kontrollieren. This new display is the manager is able to control all the settings that can be made with the remote control. Er kann auch die Kontrolle über zusätzliche Befehle niedriger Ebene übernehmen, die beispielsweise das Definieren von Befehlen, die an der Fernbedienung gültig oder ungültig zu machen sind, definieren. He can also take over control of additional low-level commands, for example, define how to define commands that are to be made valid or invalid on the remote control. Er ist außerdem in der Lage, ein Maximum an hohen und tiefen Ebenen für jede Ausgangsquelle des Systems zu definieren, wobei diese Grenzwerte den an der Fernbedienung verfügbaren Bereich definieren. He is also able to define a maximum high and low levels for each output source of the system, which limits define the range available on the remote control. Über diesen Bildschirm ist der Manager in der Lage, auf den Modus für die Erfassung einer neuen Auswahl zuzugreifen, indem er eine auf dem Berührungsschirm markierte Schaltfläche berührt. From this screen, the manager is able to access the mode for capturing a new selection by touching a highlighted button on the touch screen. Sobald der Manager das Definieren dieser Befehle sowie die Konfiguration des Systems abgeschlossen hat, reicht es aus, dass dann, wenn er den Schlüssel abzieht, das System automatisch in den Modus "in Betrieb" zurückkehrt. Once the manager has completed defining these commands and the configuration of the system, it is sufficient that when he removes the key, the system automatically returns to the mode "in operation".
  • Das Modul NSAM ist das Modul des Modus für die Erfassung einer neuen Auswahl. The NSAM module is the module of the mode for capturing a new selection.
  • Das Modul CBSM ist das Modul des Auswahl- und Kundenerforschungsmodus. The CBSM module is the module of selection and customer research mode. Der Zugriff auf dieses Modul wird aus dem Modus "in Betrieb" heraus angestoßen, wenn der Kunde den Bildschirm berührt. Access to this module is triggered from the mode "in operation" out when the customer touches the screen. Die Anzeige ermöglicht dem Benutzer oder Anwender das Sichtbarmachen eines Menüs, das für eine leistungsfähige Erforschung vorgesehen ist, die durch digitalisierte stimmliche Nachrichten unterstützt ist, um den Benutzer bei seiner Wahl der Musikauswahl anzuleiten. The display allows the user or user visualizing a menu that is provided for a powerful research that is supported by digitized vocal messages to guide the user in his choice of music selection.
  • Das Modul TSM ist das Modul des Modus für die Telekommunikationsdienste zwischen dem zentralen Server und dem System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe. The TSM module is the module of the mode of the telecommunications services from the central server and the system for the audio-visual playback. Dieses Modul ermöglicht das Managen aller in dem Verteilungsnetz ver fügbaren Managementdienste. This module allows managing of all the in the distribution network fügbaren management services. Alle Tasks, die zur Telekommunikation gehören, werden wie Hintergrund-Tasks des Systems gemanagt. All tasks related to telecommunications are managed like background tasks of the system. Diese Tasks verwenden nur die Verarbeitungszeitabschnitte, die verbleiben, sobald das System alle seine Tasks der ersten Ebene abgeschlossen hat. These tasks use only the processing time periods that remain once the system has completed all its tasks the first level. Wenn das System mit einer seiner Tasks höherer Priorität belegt ist, bemühen sich somit die Telekommunikations-Tasks automatisch, die Belastungen der Betriebsmittel des Systems zu verringern und jegliche Verarbeitungszeit des Mikroprozessors, die verfügbar bleibt, zu belegen. If the system is busy with one of its higher priority tasks, thus the telecommunications tasks automatically seek to reduce the burdens on the resources of the system and to demonstrate any processing time of the microprocessor, which remains available.
  • Das Modul SSC ist das Modul der Sicherheitsüberwachung des Systems. The SSC module is the module of the security monitoring of the system. Dieses Modul übernimmt das Management der Sicherheit; This module performs the management of safety; jedes System setzt nach einem im Voraus eingerichteten Zeitschema für die Erlangung des Zulassungssignals eine Meldung in Form der Registriernummer an ein lokales Kontrollsystem ab, das ihm erlaubt, zu arbeiten. each system sets for a pre-established time scheme for obtaining the permission signal from a message in the form of the registration number to a local control system which allows it to work. Ferner hört das System automatisch auf zu arbeiten, sofern ein Betrug festgestellt wird oder das System nicht über das Netz kommunizieren kann. Furthermore, the system stopped working automatically, if a fraud is detected or can not communicate over the network the system.
  • Das Modul SPMM ermöglicht das Management der musikalischen Lied- oder Videoauswahl, die von dem System in die Wartschlange eingereiht wird, um sie in der Auswahlreihenfolge auszuführen. The SPMM module enables the management of musical song or video, selection, which is queued by the system in the queue in order to execute them in the selection order.
  • Schließlich erlaubt das Modul SMM das Management des Systems durch den Manager mit Hilfe der Fernbedienung. Finally, the SMM module allows the management of the system by the manager using the remote control.
  • Das Multitasking-Betriebssystem bildet das Hauptelement, das die gleichzeitige Ausführung von mehreren Codefragmenten ermöglicht und die Prioritäten zwischen den verschiedenen Tasks, die wach werden, managt. The multi-tasking operating system is the main element that allows the simultaneous execution of multiple code fragments and priorities between the various tasks that are awake manages.
  • Gemäß der Erfindung kann dann, wenn der Managementmodus eingenommen ist, die Regelung der Lautstärke der verschiedenen Zonen gekoppelt werden. According to the invention, can then if the management mode is taken, the volume control of the various zones are coupled. Diese besondere Prozedur ist in das Managementmodul MMM integriert und durch eine spezifische Anzeige, die eine Schaltfläche umfasst, auf dem Berührungsschirm ( This particular procedure is integrated into the management module MMM and (through a specific ad that includes a button on the touch screen 33 33 ) dargestellt. ) Shown. Wenn der Manager oder der Operator diese Schaltfläche berührt, wird die Kopplungsprozedur aktiviert. If the manager or the operator touches this button, the coupling procedure is activated. Die erste Operation dieser Funktion besteht darin, in einer in den Speichermitteln des Wiedergabesystems gespeicherten Datei die Werte der Schallpegel der verschiedenen Zonen zu lesen und die Verhältnisse zwischen diesen verschiedenen Werten zu berechnen. The first operation of this function is to read in a table stored in the memory means of the reproducing system file the values ​​of the sound level of the different zones and to calculate the ratios between these different values. Diese Verhältnisse werden in einer in den Speichermitteln ( These ratios are in one (in the storage means 21 21 ) des Wiedergabesystems gespeicherten Datei gespeichert. ) Of the reproducing system stored file. Wenn anschließend die Lautstärke einer bestimmten Zone verändert wird, also in automatischer Weise, liest die Prozedur den neuen Wert der Lautstärke der bestimmten Zone und berechnet die Werte der Lautstärken der anderen Zonen derart, dass die Verhältnisse zwischen den Werten der verschiedenen Zonen zu den zuvor berechneten und gespeicherten Verhältnissen gleich sind. Subsequently, when the volume of a particular zone is changed, thus in an automatic manner, the procedure reads the new value of the volume of the particular zone and calculates the values ​​of the volumes of the other zones such that the ratios between the values ​​of the various zones to the previously calculated and stored ratios are equal. Es ist vorgesehen, dass dann, wenn die Kopplungsprozedur aktiviert ist und der Maximalwert eines Schallpegels einer der Zonen erreicht ist, eine erneute Steigerung der Lautstärke einer beliebigen anderen Zone wirkungslos bleibt. It is contemplated that when the coupling procedure is enabled and the maximum value of a sound level of one of the zones is reached, a further increase in the volume of any other zone remains ineffective. Die Deaktivierung der Kopplungsfunktion erfolgt entweder durch erneutes Berühren der Aktivierungsschaltfläche oder durch Berühren einer anderen auf dem Berührungsschirm dargestellten Deaktivierungsschaltfläche. The deactivation of the coupling function takes place either by re-touching the activation button or by touching a different deactivation button shown on the touch screen.
  • Vorteilhafterweise werden, um wiederholte Bearbeitungen zum Verändern der Lautstärke zu vermeiden, Veränderungen der Lautstärke in einer Datei gespeichert, damit die Lautstärke der verschiedenen Zonen zu bestimmten Zeiten abnimmt oder zunimmt. Advantageously, in order to avoid repeated edits to change the volume, change the volume stored in a file so that the volume of the various zones decreases at certain times or increasing. Diese durch eine Routine des Betriebssystems des Wiedergabesystems verwirklichte Funktion ist sehr sinnvoll, wenn sich das Wiedergabesystem beispielsweise in einer Bar befindet. This realized by a routine of the operating system of the playback system function is very useful when the display system is, for example, in a bar. Tatsächlich verändert sich der durch die anwesende Kundschaft bedingte Schallhintergrund in Abhängigkeit von der Tageszeit. In fact, the caused by the present clientele sound background changes depending on the time of day. Dieser Schallhintergrund ist während Perioden starken Andrangs, dh im Allgemeinen am Abend, beträchtlich und während Perioden geringeren Andrangs schwach. This sound background is strong during periods of busy periods, ie, generally in the evening, and significantly during periods of the lower demand weak. Diese Situation verlangt, dass die Lautstärke des Wiedergabesystems in Abhängigkeit von dem Schallhintergrund angepasst wird. This situation requires that the volume of the playback system will be adjusted depending on the sound background. Somit ist es gemäß der Erfindung möglich, den Lautstärkepegel in Abhängigkeit von der Tageszeit im Voraus in einer Datei zu programmieren. Thus, it is possible according to the invention, to program the volume level as a function of the time of day in advance in a file. Das anschließende Lesen dieser Datei durch die Routine des Betriebssystems des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe ruft dann automatisch die vorprogrammierten Veränderungen des Lautstärkepegels hervor. Subsequent reading this file through the routine of the operating system of the system for audiovisual playback automatically causes the pre-programmed changes in volume level.
  • Vorteilhafterweise wird die Datei, die die Parametrierung der Lautstärke in Abhängigkeit von der Tageszeit enthält, über das Datenverteilungsnetz und das Modem ( Advantageously, the file containing the parameters of the volume as a function of the time of day (via the data distribution network and the modem 41 41 ) des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe in die Speichermittel des Wiedergabesystems ferngeladen, dh, dass zum Erzeugen dieser Datei kein Zugriff auf das Wiedergabesystem erlangt werden muss. ) Of the system for the audio-visual reproduction in the memory means of the reproducing system remotely loaded, that is, for generating this file no access must be obtained in the reproduction system. Diese kann in einem anderen Datenverarbeitungssystem ausgearbeitet und dann über das Verteilungsnetz und das Telekommunikationsmodem ( This can drafted in another data processing system and then (via the distribution network and the telecommunications modem 41 41 ) in das Wiedergabesystem ferngeladen werden. ) Be remotely loaded into the display system.
  • Die Systeme für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe im Stand der Technik ermöglichen das Fernladen einer neuen Auswahl über ein Verteilungsnetz und einen zentralen Server. The systems for the audiovisual display in the prior art allow the downloading of a new selection via a distribution network and a central server. Jedoch müssen die Bestellungen einer neuen Auswahl über den Berührungsschirm ( However, the orders of a new selection must (via the touch screen 33 33 ) und ein Modul des Betriebssystems jedes Wiedergabesystems ausgeführt werden und erfordern in bestimmten Fällen das Eingreifen des Operators. each playback system are performed) and a module of the operating system and require in certain cases the intervention of the operator. Um für das Bestellen einer neuen Auswahl zu vermeiden, dass sich der Operator wiederholt verlagern bzw. an einen anderen Ort begeben muss, besitzt das Betriebssystem eine in ein Modul des Wiedergabesystems integrierte Prozedur, die den Anwendern das Wählen wenigstens einer neuen Auswahl in einer Liste ermöglicht. To avoid for ordering a new selection that shift, the operator repeats or shall move to another location, the operating system has built-in a module of the playback system procedure that allows users to select at least one new selection in a list , Diese Prozedur besteht darin, das Lesen der in den Speichermitteln gespeicherten Datei anzustoßen, das die Anzeige auf den Anzeigemitteln ( This procedure is to initiate reading the data stored in the storage means file, (the display on the display means 62 62 ) eines spezifischen Bildschirms bewirkt. ) Causes a specific screen. Dieser Bildschirm enthält ein Fenster, in dem in Form eines abrollenden Menüs eine Liste von Liedern angezeigt wird. This screen displays a window in which a list of songs is displayed in a scrollable menus. Diese Liste entspricht der Auswahl, die noch nicht in dem System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe verfügbar ist, jedoch in das Wiedergabesystem ferngeladen werden kann. This list corresponds to the selection, which is not yet available in the Audio-visual playback, but it can be remotely loaded into the display system. Somit finden die Anwender, die über eine an dem Bildschirm angezeigte Nachricht zum Wählen eingeladen werden, das oder die neuen Lieder, die sie wünschen, in dem System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe, indem sie den Berührungsschirm ( Thus, find the user who will be invited to dial a number displayed on the screen message, or the new songs they want in the system for audiovisual playback by (the touch screen 33 33 ) einfach an der Stelle des Titels des gewünschten Liedes drücken. ) Just press on the site of the title of the desired song. Die Wahl der Anwender wird in einer in den Speichermitteln gespeicherten Datei gespeichert, die jedes Mal, wenn ein Anwender in der Liste eine neue Auswahl wählt, aktualisiert wird. The choice of the user is stored in a file stored in the storage means file each time a user in the list selects a new selection is updated. Diese Anzahl wird anschließend mit einem vorgegebenen Schwellenwert verglichen. This number is then compared with a predetermined threshold value. Wenn die Häufigkeit, mit der eine Aus wahl gewählt worden ist, über dem vorgegebenen Schwellenwert liegt, wird von dem Wiedergabesystem eine Anforderung an den zentralen Server übertragen, die das Fernladen der Auswahl verlangt. If the frequency with which an OFF election has been selected, is above the predetermined threshold value is transmitted from the reproducing system a request to the central server, which requires the downloading of the selection. Somit wird eine neue Auswahl ohne Eingreifen des Managers oder des Operators bestellt und ferngeladen, was den Vorgang des Bestellens einer neuen Auswahl wesentlich vereinfacht. Thus, a new selection is ordered without the intervention of the manager or the operator and far charged, the process of ordering a new selection much easier.
  • Um bei der Bestellung einer neuen Auswahl zu vermeiden, dass sich der Operator verlagern bzw. an einen anderen Ort begeben muss, ist vorteilhafterweise auch vorgesehen, dass dieser das Fernladen einer neuen Auswahl in ein System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe veranlassen kann, ohne den Berührungsschirm des Wiedergabesystems zu benutzen. need to avoid when ordering a new selection that shift the operator or move to another place, is also advantageously provided that this can cause the remote loading of a new selection in a system for audiovisual playback without the touch screen to use playback system. Um diese Funktionalität zu nutzen, muss der Operator über einen Rechner verfügen, der über ein Datenverteilungsnetz mit dem zentralen Server der Wiedergabesysteme verbunden ist. To use this function, the operator must have a computer which is connected via a data distribution network to the central server of the playback systems. Der Operator erstellt eine Liste der fernzuladenden neuen Auswahl und sendet dann über das Verteilungsnetz eine Anforderung an den zentralen Server. The operator creates a list of fernzuladenden new selection and then transmits via the distribution network a request to the central server. Diese Anforderung enthält die Liste der fernzuladenden neuen Auswahl und die Identifizierung oder Kennzeichnung des Wiedergabesystems, in das die neue Auswahl ferngeladen werden muss. This request contains the list of fernzuladenden new selection and identification or labeling of the playback system in which the new selection must be remotely loaded. Der Empfang dieser Anforderung durch den zentralen Server bewirkt das Fernladen der neuen Lieder der Liste in die Speichermittel desjenigen Wiedergabesystems, das der Kennzeichnung entspricht. The receipt of this request by the central server causes the remote loading of the new songs from the list in the storage means of that reproducing system which corresponds to the marking. Nach dem Empfang dieser neuen Auswahl aktualisiert das Wiedergabesystem die Liste der verfügbaren Musikauswahl. After receiving this new selection playback system updates the list of available music selection. Somit erfolgt der Vorgang des Bestellens einer neuen Auswahl, ohne dass sich der Operator an einen anderen Ort begeben muss. Thus, the process of ordering a new selection is made without the operator himself shall move to another location.
  • Eine weitere Funktionalität des erfindungsgemäßen Wiedergabesystems ist das Zulassen der Ausführung eines bestimmten Liedes zu einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt gleichzeitig in wenigstens einem bestimmten Wiedergabesystem. Another function of the reproduction system of the invention is to allow the execution of a particular song at a particular time at the same time in at least a specific playback system. Diese Funktionalität wird beispielsweise für die Verkaufsförderung eines neuen Albums oder eines Konzerts eines Sängers verwendet. This functionality is used for example for the promotion of a new album or a concert of a singer. Tatsächlich ermöglicht diese Funktionalität beispielsweise das Senden des Titelliedes des neuen Albums eines Sängers an alle Wiedergabesysteme am Tag seiner Verbreitung in den Zeitschriften. In fact, this functionality allows for example the sending of the title song of the new album of a singer at all playback systems on the date of dissemination in magazines. Diese Funktionalität ermöglicht außerdem das Senden eines Liedes dieses Sängers an die Wiedergabesysteme, die sich in der Nähe des Orts eines kommenden Konzerts eines Sängers befinden. This functionality also allows you to send a song of this singer to rendering systems that are located near the location of an upcoming concert of a singer. Das Abspielen eines bestimmten Liedes zu einem gegebenen Zeitpunkt an wenigstens einem Wiedergabesystem wird durch eine Folge von Befehlen, die in einer in jedem System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe befindlichen Datei enthalten sind, bewirkt. The playing of a particular song at a given time at at least one reproducing system is effected by a sequence of commands that are contained within an opening located in each system for the audio-visual reproduction file. Die in der Datei enthaltenen Befehle bestimmen das abzuspielende Lied und den oder die Zeitpunkte seines Abspielens. The commands contained in the file to be played determine the song and or dates of his playing. Vorteilhafterweise wird die Datei, die die Befehle für das Abspielen des bestimmten Liedes zu einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt enthält, über den zentralen Server und das Verteilungsnetz in das betreffende Wiedergabesystem ferngeladen. Advantageously, the file containing the commands for the playback of the particular song at a particular time, remotely loaded via the central server and the distribution network in the respective playback system. Das Lesen dieser Datei durch das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe bewirkt das Ausführen der in der Datei enthaltenen Befehle. The reading of this file by the system for the audio-visual reproduction effectuates execution of instructions contained in the file.
  • Das erfindungsgemäße Wiedergabesystem ermöglicht außerdem das Schaffen einer Interaktivität mit dem Anwender. The reproduction system according to the invention also allows the creation of an interactivity with the user. Diese Interaktivität äußert sich durch Reihe von Funktionalitäten. This interactivity is manifested by multiple features. Eine erste Funktionalität besteht darin, die Anzeigemittel ( A first functionality is the display means ( 62 62 ) für das Senden wenigstens eines Bildes und/oder einer Animation, die sich auf ein kommendes künstlerisches Ereignis in der Nähe des Wiedergabesystems beziehen. ) For sending at least one image and / or animation, which relate to an incoming artistic event near the reproducing system. Durch diese Anzeige können der Anwender Kenntnis von diesem Ereignis erlangen. Through this display, the user may become aware of this event. Diese Bild- und/oder Animationsfolgen sind in einer in den Speichermitteln des Wiedergabesystems gespeicherten Datei gespeichert. This image and / or animation sequences are stored in a stored in the memory means of the reproducing system file. Das Lesen dieser Datei ermöglicht das Senden der Bilder und/oder der Animationen beispielsweise über das Modul IRM, das Managementmodul für die Inaktivitätsroutinen. Reading this file allows the sending of images and / or animations, for example via the module IRM, the management module for the inactivity routines. Vorteilhafterweise ermöglicht das erfindungsgemäße Wiedergabesystem einem Anwender das Steuern der Zugangsrechte für das künstlerische Ereignis, das durch die Bilder und/oder Animationen auf den Anzeigemitteln des Wiedergabesystems sichtbar gemacht wird. Advantageously reproducing system according to the invention allows a user to control the access rights for the artistic event, which is made visible by the images and / or animations on the display means of the reproduction system. Dazu ist auf dem Bildschirm eine spezifische Schaltfläche dargestellt, die die Bilder und/oder die Animationen des künstlerischen Ereignisses sichtbar macht. To a specific button is displayed on the screen, which makes the images and / or animations of artistic event visible. Das Berühren dieser Schaltfläche durch einen Anwender löst eine Unterroutine aus, die das Anzeigen eines neuen Bildschirms bewirkt. Touching this button by a user triggers a subroutine that causes the display of a new screen. Dieser neue Bildschirm ermöglicht dem Anwender das Steuern der Zugangsrechte für das künstlerische Ereignis. This new screen allows the user to control the access rights for the artistic event. Dazu enthält der Bildschirm beispielsweise die verschieden möglichen Reservierungsdaten, den verfügbaren Platztyp, das von dem Anwender gewünschte Zahlungsmittel und jegliche weitere Auskunft, die für die Einrichtung des Zugangsrechtes erforderlich ist. For this purpose, the screen includes, for example, the different possible reservation data, the location type is available, the desired by the user of payment and any further information required for establishing the right of access. Vorteilhafterweise werden die Zahlungsmittel ( Advantageously, the means of payment ( 35 35 ) des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe für die Bezahlung der Zugangsrechte verwendet. ) Of the system for audiovisual playback for the payment of access rights used. Vorteilhafterweise enthält das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe Mittel, die die Übermittlung des Drucks der Zugangsrechte an den zentralen Server oder den gemieteten Server ermöglichen, nachdem seine Zustimmung empfangen worden ist. Advantageously, the system for the audio-visual reproduction means allowing the transmission of the pressure of the access rights to the central server or the leased server after its consent is received contains. Die Mittel zur Ausgabe der Zugangsrechte umfassen außerdem oder alternativ Mittel zur Verwirklichung der Zugangsrechte auf einem elektronischen tragbaren Gegenstand des Typs Chipkarte. The means for outputting the access rights also include, or alternatively, means for achieving the access privileges on a portable electronic object of the type chip card. Diese Mittel umfassen beispielsweise Lese- und Schreibmittel für die elektronische Schaltung der Chipkarte. This means, for example, read and write means for the electronic circuit of the chip card. Wenn ein Anwender ein Zugangsrecht zu reservieren wünscht, fordert ihn ein Bildschirm auf, seine Karte in die Lese- und Schreibmittel einzuführen. If a user wants to reserve a right of access, invite him to a screen to insert his card into the read and write means. Dieser Vorgang löst eine Prozedur des Betriebssystems des Wiedergabesystems aus, das zum einen eine Prozedur zur Identifizierung des Anwenders der Karte auslöst und zum anderen nach der Zustimmung durch den gemieteten Server der Zugangsrechte die Registrierung des Zugangsrechtes in der elektronischen Schaltung der Karte bewirkt. This process triggers a procedure of the operating system of the reproducing system, which on the one hand triggers a procedure to identify the user of the card and on the other hand after the approval of the leased server access rights causes the registration of the access right in the electronic circuit of the card. Die Datei zur Speicherung der Bilder und/oder der Animationen, die die künstlerische Veranstaltung beschreiben, kann vorteilhafterweise über den zentralen Server und das Verteilungsnetz in wenigstens ein System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe ferngeladen werden. The file to store the images and / or animations that describe the artistic event can be remotely loaded advantageously on the central server and the distribution network in at least one system for audiovisual playback.
  • Eine weitere Funktionalität des erfindungsgemäßen Wiedergabesystems ist das Ausführen einer Befragung bei den Anwendern über wenigstens ein Bild, das in einer Datei gespeichert ist und auf den Anzeigemitteln ( Another function of the reproduction system of the invention is to perform a survey among users via at least one image which is stored in a file, and (on the display means 62 62 ) des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe durch Ausführung einer Prozedur des Betriebssystems des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe sichtbar gemacht wird. ) Of the system for the audio-visual reproduction by performing a procedure of the operating system of the system for the audio-visual reproduction is made visible. Die Prozedur wird ausgelöst, sobald ein bestimmtes Ereignis eintritt. The procedure is triggered when a specific event occurs. Das Bild enthält eine Folge von Fenstern. The image contains a series of windows. Ein erstes Fenster enthält beispielsweise eine Reihe von Fragen an den Anwender, beispielsweise nach seinem Alter, seinem Geschlecht, seinem Beruf und/oder einer anderen Auskunft. A first window for example, contains a series of questions to the user, such as his age, his family, his profession and / or other information. Ein zweites Fenster enthält beispielsweise eine Reihe von Fragen, die sich auf die gewünschte Befragung bezie hen. For example, a second window contains a series of questions that rela to the desired survey hen. Diese Befragung kann beispielsweise eine Umfrage nach der Zufriedenheit mit einem bestimmten Künstler oder irgendeine andere Umfrage sein. This survey can be for example a survey of satisfaction with a particular artist or any other survey. Jeder Frage ist eine bestimmte Antwortzone des Berührungsschirms ( Each question has a certain response zone of the touch screen ( 33 33 ) zugeordnet. ) Is assigned. Die Antworten auf die verschiedenen Fragen erfolgen durch einfaches Berühren dieser Zone. The answers to the various questions be done simply by touching this zone. Die Antworten auf die verschiedenen Fragen der Umfrage werden in einer in den Speichermitteln des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe gespeicherten Datei gespeichert. The answers to the various questions of the survey are stored in a file stored in the storage means of the system for the audiovisual display file. Diese Datei wird anschließend in den zentralen Server ferngeladen. This file is then loaded into the remote central server. Vorteilhafterweise prüft eine Routine des Betriebssystems, ob der Fragebogen, der der Befragung entspricht, durch den Anwender vollständig dokumentiert worden ist. Advantageously, checks a routine of the operating system whether the questionnaire corresponding to the survey has been fully documented by the user. Wenn dies zutrifft, löst das Betriebssystem eine Unterroutine aus, die das Kreditieren der Zahlungsmittel ( If so, the operating system initiates a subroutine that (the crediting of the payment means 35 35 ) über einen Betrag, der der Auswahl eines Lieds entspricht, ermöglicht, und teilt dem Anwender über die Anzeige eines spezifischen Bildschirms mit, dass er das Recht hat, ein zusätzliches Lied auszuwählen. ), Allows for an amount corresponding to the selection of a song, and notifies the user by displaying a specific screen with that he has the right to choose an additional song. Vorteilhafterweise wird die Prozedur für die Anzeige des Bildschirms, der die Reihe von Fragen enthält, durch ein vorgegebenes Ereignis ausgelöst. Advantageously, the procedure for the display of the screen that contains the set of questions is triggered by a predetermined event. Dieses Ereignis ist beispielsweise die Auswahl eines bestimmten Liedes oder die Auswahl eines zum wiederholten Mal anderen Liedes oder eine solche, die durch denselben Anwender nicht getroffen wurde, was einem bestimmten Zahlungsbetrag entspricht. This event is for example the selection of a particular song or selection of a song or yet again another one which was not hit by the same user, which corresponds to a specific payment amount.
  • Vorteilhafterweise werden die Anzeigemittel ( Advantageously, the display means ( 62 62 ) des Wiedergabesystems dazu verwendet, die Werbung anzuzeigen. ) Of the reproduction system used to display advertising. Die Anzeige der Werbung wird durch eine enthaltene Unterroutine des Betriebssystems ausgelöst, nachdem beispielsweise von einem Anwender mit einer bestimmten Häufigkeit eine zahlungspflichtige Auswahl vorgenommen worden ist. The display of advertising is triggered by a given subroutine of the operating system after a paid selection, for example, by a user with a certain frequency has been made. Diese Werbung, die in einer in den Speichermitteln gespeicherten Datei gespeichert ist, erscheint in Form eines Spiels, das das Unternehmen, den Gegenstand der Werbung, vorstellt. These ads, which is stored in a file stored in the storage means file appears in the form of a game that introduces the company, the object of advertising. Die Interaktivität mit dem Anwender bei dem Spiel, das die interaktive Werbung bildet, erfolgt anhand der Aktionen des Anwenders an dem Berührungsschirm ( The interactivity with the user in the game, which is the interactive advertising, is based on the actions of the user on the touch screen ( 33 33 ) des Wiedergabesystems. ) Of the reproducing system. Wenn der Anwender das Spiel gewinnt, wird eine Unterroutine des Betriebssystems des Wiedergabesystems ausgelöst, um entweder die Zahlungsmittel ( If the user wins the game, a subroutine of the operating system of the reproduction system is triggered to either cash ( 35 35 ) um einen Betrag, der der Auswahl eines Liedes entspricht, gutzuschreiben, und den Anwender über einen spezifischen Bildschirm zu benachrichtigen, dass er das Recht hat, gratis die Musikauswahl seiner Wahl zu wählen, oder einen spezifischen Bildschirm anzuzeigen, der den Anwender dazu einlädt, einen Fragebogen zu beantworten. ) By an amount corresponding to the selection of a song to credit, and to notify the user of a specific screen that he has the right to choose free choice of music of their choice, or display a specific screen that invites the user to to answer a questionnaire. Der Fragebogen ist beispielsweise eine Umfrage über die Zufriedenheit mit dem System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe oder irgendeine andere Umfrage desselben Typs, wie er oben beschrieben worden ist. The questionnaire is, for example, a survey on the satisfaction with the system for the audiovisual display, or any other survey of the same type as has been described above.
  • Das erfindungsgemäße Wiedergabesystem ermöglicht außerdem dem Operator eine gewisse Flexibilität in der Verwendung. The reproducing system according to the invention also allows the operator a certain flexibility in use. Tatsächlich ermöglicht das erfindungsgemäße System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe dem Operator, dem Manager des Wiedergabesystems eine bestimmte Anzahl von Krediten anzubieten, wobei ein Kredit dem Betrag der für die Auswahl eines Liedes notwendigen Gebühr entspricht. In fact, the inventive system for audiovisual playback allows to offer a certain number of credits to the operator, the manager of the playback system, a credit equal to the amount necessary for the selection of a song fee. Dieser Kreditvorrat ist in den Speichermitteln ( This loan stock is (in the storage means 21 21 ) des Wiedergabesystems gespeichert. ) Of the reproducing system stored. Um dem Vorrat einen Kredit hinzuzufügen, greift der Operator über einen spezifischen Bildschirm auf eine erste spezifische Schaltfläche zu. To add a credit to the stock, the operator accesses a specific screen on a first specific button. Das Berühren des Berührungsschirms ( Touching the touch screen ( 33 33 ) an der Stelle dieser ersten Schaltfläche löst eine Unterroutine des Wiedergabesystems aus, die das Aktualisieren der Datei, die dem Kreditvorrat entspricht, bewirkt, wobei diesem Vorrat ein Kredit hinzugefügt wird. ) At the location of this first button initiates a subroutine of the reproducing system, which causes the updating of the file that corresponds to the credit pool, wherein this storage, a credit is added. Wenn der Manager einen Kredit des Vorrats zu nutzen wünscht, greift er über einen zweiten spezifischen Bildschirm auf eine zweite spezifische Schaltfläche zu. If the manager wants to use a loan of the stock, he resorts to a second specific screen on a second specific button. Das Berühren des Berührungsschirms ( Touching the touch screen ( 33 33 ) an der Stelle dieser zweiten Schaltfläche bewirkt das Auslösen einer Unterroutine des Betriebssystems, das zum einen die Zahlungsmittel ( ) At the location of this second button causes the triggering of a subroutine of the operating system on the one hand (the cash 35 35 ) des Wiedergabesystems um einen Betrag gutschreibt, der der Quittierung des Preises für die Auswahl eines Liedes entspricht, wenn der Kreditvorrat nicht erschöpft ist, und zum anderen das Aktualisieren der Datei, die dem Kreditvorrat entspricht, bewirkt, wobei dem Vorrat ein Kredit entnommen wird. ) Of the reproducing system by an amount credited corresponding to the acknowledgment of the price for the selection of a song, if the credit storage is not exhausted, and secondly the updating of the file that corresponds to the credit pool, the effect wherein the reservoir is a credit is removed. Die Verwendung der Kredite ist ausschließlich dem Manager über einen geforderten Code bei der Verwendung der zweiten spezifischen Schaltfläche oder über eine besondere Funktion der Fernsteuermittel ( The use of the loans is only the manager of a required code when using the second specific button or by using a special function of the remote control means ( 31 31 ) vorbehalten. ) Reserved. Der Zugriff auf die Datei für den Kreditvorrat ist ausschließlich dem Operator, beispielsweise über einen bei der Verwendung der ersten spezifi schen Schaltfläche verlangten Code, vorbehalten. Access to the file for the credit pool, for example, a request made using the first specifi button code, reserved exclusively for the operator. Somit kann nur der Operator den Kreditvorrat erhöhen und nur der Manager diesen Vorrat verwenden. Thus, only the operator can increase the credit supply and use only the manager this stock. Vorteilhafterweise ist ein Programmmodul vorgesehen, der die Anzeige eines spezifischen Bildschirms ermöglicht, um die Zeitbereiche zu definieren, während denen die von dem Operator angebotenen Kredite nutzbar sind. Advantageously, a program module is provided which enables the display of a specific screen to define the time periods during which the credits provided by the operator can be used. Außerhalb dieser bestimmten Bereiche untersagt eine Unterroutine den Zugriff auf die zweite spezifische Schaltfläche, damit der Manager die Kredite des Vorrats nicht nutzen kann. Outside of these specific areas of a subroutine prohibits accessing the second specific button so that the manager can not use the loans of the stock.
  • Um Fehlmanipulationen der Funktionen des Managementmodus des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe zu vermeiden, kann der Operator die Wertebereiche, in denen der Manager die physikalischen Parameter modifizieren kann, festlegen. To avoid incorrect operation of the functions of the management mode of the system for the audiovisual display, the operator can the ranges in which the manager can modify the physical parameters that define. Diese Beschränkungen erfolgen dank Funktionen niedriger Ebene des Managementmodus des Moduls MMM, der ausschließlich über einen spezifischen, beispielsweise über einen lediglich dem Operator bekannten Code verriegelten Bildschirm zugänglich ist. These restrictions take place thanks to low-level functions of the management mode of the module MMM, which is accessible only via a specific, for example, locked by a code only known to the operator screen. Dank dieser Beschränkungen besteht keine Gefahr mehr, dass der Manager das Wiedergabesystem völlig in Unordnung bringt, womit die Eingriffe des Operators weiniger zahlreich sind. Thanks to these limitations, there is no danger that the manager brings the playback system completely in disarray, with which the intervention of the operator are vinous numerous.
  • Selbstverständlich können im Ermessen des Fachmanns weitere Modifikationen vorgenommen werden, die im Umfang der Erfindung liegen. Of course, further modifications can be made at the discretion of the skilled person which are within the scope of the invention.

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  1. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe, mit einer Zentraleinheit ( Audio-visual reproduction (with a central unit 1 1 ), die eine Tonsteuereinheit ( ) Which (a sound control unit 5 5 ) steuert, und einem Telekommunikationsmodem ( ) Controls, and (a telecommunication modem 41 41 ), das mit einem Verteilungsnetz verbunden ist, das durch einen zentralen Server über ein Multitasking-Betriebssystem gesteuert wird, das um eine Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek aufgebaut ist, dadurch gekennzeichnet , dass es eine Funktion umfasst, die auf die Tonsteuerschaltung ( ), Which is controlled by a central server via a multi-tasking operating system that is built around a library of tools and services, characterized in that it comprises a function (to the tone control circuit which is connected to a distribution network, 5 5 ) einwirkt, um eine Lautstärkekopplung zwischen unterschiedlichen Verwendungszonen von Lautsprechern ( ), Applied to a volume coupling between different usage zones of the loudspeakers ( 54 54 ) des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe zu schaffen, wobei auf diese Funktion durch eine Steuerungsbetriebsart des Multitasking-Betriebssystems zugegriffen werden kann, wobei die Kopplung ermöglicht, bei einer Veränderung der Lautstärke einer Zone die Verhältnisse zwischen den verschiedenen Lautstärkepegeln jeder Zone beizubehalten. creating) of the system for the audiovisual reproduction, can be accessed this function through a control mode of the multi-tasking operating system, wherein the coupling enables the ratios between the various volume levels to maintain each zone with a change in the volume of a zone.
  2. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Lautstärkepegel der Lautsprecher ( System Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 1, characterized in that the volume level of the loudspeakers ( 54 54 ) über eine Steuerungsbetriebsart der Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek in Abhängigkeit von der Tageszeit programmierbar ist. ) Is programmable via a control mode of the library of tools and services, depending on the time of day.
  3. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Steuerungsparameter der Lautstärke über eine Anforderung, die von dem zentralen Server zu dem Telekommunikationsmodem ( Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the control parameters of the volume using a request (from the central server to the telecommunication modem 41 41 ) des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe geschickt wird, fernladbar sind. ) Of the system is sent to the audio-visual reproduction, are fernladbar.
  4. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 1, bei dem die Zentraleinheit ( System Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 1, in which (the central processing unit 1 1 ) Anzeigemittel ( ) Display means ( 62 62 ), einen Berührungsschirm ( ), (A touch screen 33 33 ), Speichermittel ( (), Storage means 21 21 ) und das Telekommunikationsmodem ( ) And the telecommunication modem ( 41 41 ) über ein Multitasking-Betriebssystem steuert, das eine Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek umfasst, wobei das Betriebssystem des Wiedergabesystems zu dem zentralen Server automatisch eine Anforderung sendet, die das Fernladen wenigstens eines bestimmten Liedes anfordert, wobei jedes Lied in Abhängigkeit von den Antworten auf einen Fragebogen, der in den Speichermitteln ( ) Controlled by a multitasking operating system that includes a tool and service library, wherein the operating system of the reproducing system sends a request to the central server automatically requesting the remote loading at least a certain song, each song in dependence on the answers to a questionnaire, which (in the storage means 21 21 ) des Systems gespeichert ist, bestimmt wird, um durch die Anzeigemittel ( ) Of the system is stored, is determined in order (by the display means 62 62 ) zu einer geeigneten Zeit angezeigt zu werden und auf den die Anwender über Einwirkungen auf den Berührungsschirm ( ) To be displayed at an appropriate time and to which the user (via effects on the touch screen 33 33 ) antworten. ) reply.
  5. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 4, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass ein Operator oder das Wiedergabesystem eine Liste von Liedern über das Informationsverteilungsnetz in den zentralen Server fernlädt, wobei der zentrale Server dann in die Speichermittel des bestimmten Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe über dasselbe Verteilungsnetz die Lieder der Liste, die von dem Operator erstellt worden ist, fernlädt. Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 4, characterized in that an operator or the reproduction system remotely download a list of songs from the information distribution network in the central server, the central server then in the memory means of the particular system for the audio-visual reproduction via the same distribution network songs of the list that has been created by the operator, remote loads.
  6. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 4 oder 5, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass ein Befehl an wenigstens ein bestimmtes Wiedergabesystem über eine von dem zentralen Server in das Wiedergabesystem ferngeladene Datei gesendet wird, wobei dieser Befehl von dem Wiedergabesystem gespeichert und ausgewertet wird, um zu einem oder mehreren bestimmten Zeitpunkten ein oder mehrere bestimmte Lieder zu verteilen. Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 4 or 5, characterized in that a command to a specific reproduction system via a remote-loaded from the central server in the reproducing system file is sent at least, this command is stored by the reproduction system and evaluated to a distribute or more particular dates one or more specific songs.
  7. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 1, bei dem die Zentraleinheit ( System Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 1, in which (the central processing unit 1 1 ) Anzeigemittel ( ) Display means ( 62 62 ), einen Berührungsschirm ( ), (A touch screen 33 33 ), Speichermittel ( (), Storage means 21 21 ) und das Telekommunikationsmodem ( ) And the telecommunication modem ( 41 41 ) über ein Multitasking-Betriebssystem steuert, das eine Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek enthält, wobei wenigstens ein Bild oder eine Animation, das bzw. die wenigstens eine künstlerische Veranstaltung beschreibt, die in die Nähe des Ortes kommt, an dem das System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe implementiert ist, im Voraus in eine Datei des Wiedergabesystems ferngeladen wird, dessen Betriebssystem in bestimmten regelmäßigen Intervallen oder nach der Ausführung einer musikalischen Auswahl eines Werkes des Künstlers, der an der künstlerischen Veranstaltung teilnimmt, das Lesen dieser Datei auslöst, damit die Anzeigemittel ( ) Controlled by a multitasking operating system including a library of tools and services, at least one image or animation, the or at least describes an artistic event, which occurs in the vicinity of the place where the system for Audio-visual reproduction is implemented, is remotely loaded in advance in a file of the reproduction system, whose operating system triggers in certain regular intervals or after the execution of a musical selection of a work of the artist who participates in the artistic event, reading this file so that the display means ( 62 62 ) des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe dazu verwendet werden, das Bild oder die Bilder und/oder die Animation(en), die in der Datei gespeichert sind, zu verteilen. ) Of the system for the audiovisual display are used to the image or images and / or animation (s) that are stored in the file to be distributed.
  8. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 7, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Anzeigemittel ( System Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 7, characterized in that the display means ( 62 62 ) einen Bildschirm anzeigen, der den Anwendern des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe ermöglicht, über Telekommunikationsmittel ( ) Display a screen allowing users of the audio-visual reproduction system for the (via telecommunication means 41 41 ) die Zugangsrechte, die den über die Anzeigemittel verteilten künstlerischen Veranstaltungen entsprechen, zu steuern, wobei die Bezahlung dieser Zugangsrechte über Zahlungsmittel ( ) To control the access rights that correspond to distributed via the display means artistic events, where the pay of those access rights (via cash 35 35 ) des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe erfolgt. ) Of the system for the audio-visual reproduction is effected.
  9. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 7 oder 8, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass es Druckmittel, die ermöglichen, die Zugangsrechte, die den verteilten künstlerischen Veranstaltungen entsprechen, auszugeben, oder Mittel, die die auf den Anzeigemitteln vorhandenen Zugangsrechte auf einem elektronischen tragbaren Gegenstand verwirklichen, umfasst. Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 7 or 8, characterized in that it comprises pressure means which allow that access rights which correspond to the distributed artistic events, outputting, or means embodying the present on the display means access rights to an electronic portable object, includes.
  10. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach einem der Ansprüche 7 bis 9, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Anzeigemittel ( System Audio-visual reproduction according to any one of claims 7 to 9, characterized in that the display means ( 62 62 ) für einen Bildschirm über eine Datei des Betriebssystems des Wiedergabesystems die Anzeige eines Bildschirms auf den Anzeigemitteln ( ) Of a screen using a file of the operating system of the reproduction system (the display of a screen on the display means 62 62 ) ermöglichen, der eine Nachricht enthält, die den Anwender einlädt, auf eine Reihe von Fragen durch Berühren des Berührungsschirms zu antworten, wobei die Antworten auf die Fragen anschließend in einer Datei gespeichert werden, die in den Speichermitteln gespeichert ist, um sie später zu ihrer Auswertung in die Fernladezentrale zu senden. allow) that contains a message that invites the user to answer a series of questions by touching the touch screen, with the answers to the questions are then stored in a file that is stored in the memory means to them later to their send evaluation in the remote charging station.
  11. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 10, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Anzeige der Reihe von Fragen ausgelöst wird, nachdem ein bestimmtes Lied ausgewählt worden ist, oder in Abhängigkeit von der Anzahl der Auswahlvorgänge, die der Anwender vorgenommen hat. System Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 10, characterized in that the display of the series of questions is triggered after a particular song has been selected, or depending on the number of selection processes that carried out by the user.
  12. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach einem der Ansprüche 7 bis 9, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Informationen, die jedes Bild und/oder jede Animation betreffen, in einer Datei gespeichert sind, die in die Speichermittel ( System Audio-visual reproduction according to any one of claims 7 to 9, characterized in that the information concerning each image and / or any animation are stored in a file (in the storage means 21 21 ) des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe über eine von dem zentralen Server geschickte Anforderung fernladbar ist. ) Of the system for the audio-visual reproduction via a sent from the central server request is fernladbar.
  13. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach einem der Ansprüche 7 bis 12, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Anzeigemittel ( Audio-visual reproduction according to any one of claims 7 to 12, characterized in that the display means ( 62 62 ) des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe, nachdem eine bestimmte Anzahl von gebührenpflichtigen Musikauswahlvorgängen vorgenommen worden sind, dazu verwendet werden, eine interaktive Öffentlichkeit anzuzeigen, die in eine Datei in den Speichermitteln ( ) Of the system for audiovisual playback after a certain number have been made of chargeable music selections, be used to display an interactive public, which (in a file in the memory means 21 21 ) eingetragen ist und durch ein Spiel gebildet wird, das dem Anwender ermöglicht, entweder eine Musikauswahl zu gewinnen oder auf einen in die Speichermittel des Systems eingetragenen Fragebogen zu antworten, wobei die Antworten auf den Fragebogen anschließend zu dem zentralen Server ferngeladen werden, oder aber freie Plätze bei einem Ereignis zu erhalten. ) Is registered and constituted by a game allowing the user either to win a musical selection, or to respond to a registered in the memory means of the system questionnaire, the answers to the questionnaire then be remotely uploaded to the central server, or else free to get seats at an event.
  14. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 1, bei dem die Zentraleinheit ( System Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 1, in which (the central processing unit 1 1 ) Anzeigemittel ( ) Display means ( 62 62 ) und Speichermittel ( (), And storage means 21 21 ) über ein Betriebssystem steuert, das eine Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek enthält, und dass der Operator Zugriff auf ein Modul der Werkzeug- und Dienst-Bibliothek hat, das ermöglicht, an den Anwender des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe eine bestimmte Anzahl von Krediten auszugeben, wobei ein Kredit der für die Auswahl eines Liedes notwendigen Gebühr entspricht, wobei die Anzahl der Kredite in einer Datei in den Speichermitteln ( ) Controlled by an operating system that includes a tool and service library, and that the operator has access to a module of the library of tools and services, which enables the user of the system for the audio-visual reproduction a certain number of credits issue, with a credit necessary for the selection of a song fee corresponds with the number of loans in a file (in the storage means 21 21 ) gespeichert ist, wobei diese Datei jedes Mal aktualisiert wird, wenn der Anwender einen Kredit nutzt, und jedes Mal, wenn der Operator wenigstens einen Kredit ausgibt. is stored), this file is updated every time the user uses a credit, and if the operator outputs each time at least one credit.
  15. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 14, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die von dem Operator ausgegebenen Kredite in einem bestimmten Zeitbereich über ein Programmmodul nutzbar sind, das einen bestimmten Bildschirm für die Auswahl von Zeitbereichen der Nutzung der Kredite des Vorrats anzeigt. System Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 14, characterized in that the output from the credit operator in a certain time range on a program module can be used that indicates a specific screen for selecting time periods of use of the credit of the reservoir.
  16. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach Anspruch 14 oder 15, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Nutzung des Kreditvorrats ausschließlich dem Anwender über einen vertraulichen Code vorbehalten ist, der vor der Validierung jeder Nutzung eines Kredits des Vorrats angefordert wird. Audio-visual reproduction according to claim 14 or 15, characterized in that the use of the credit pool is reserved exclusively for the user of a confidential code requested before the validation of each use of a credit of the reservoir.
  17. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach einem der Ansprüche 14 bis 16, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Vorgang, der darin besteht, den Kreditvorrat gutzuschreiben, ausschließlich dem Operator über einen vertraulichen Code, der vor der Validierung jedes Kreditvorgangs des Vorrats angefordert wird, vorbehalten ist. Audio-visual reproduction according to any one of claims 14 to 16, characterized in that the operation consisting in crediting the credit pool, only the operator of a confidential code requested of each credit operation of the reservoir before validation is reserved.
  18. System für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 15, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der Operator den Bereich von Werten, in denen der Anwender die physikalischen Parameter des Systems für die audiovisuelle Wiedergabe modifizieren kann, begrenzen kann. Audio-visual reproduction according to any one of claims 1 to 15, characterized in that the operator can limit the range of values ​​in which the user can modify the physical parameters of the system for the audio-visual reproduction.
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